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RI braces for hectic year in sports after COVID-19

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, April 4 2020   /  12:31 am
Raja Sapta Oktohari (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Raja Sapta Oktohari (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)With the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics pushed back to 2021, Indonesia braces for one of its busiest years in sports, eyeing to take part in at least seven international multisport events next year.

The five others are the Asian Winter Games, the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, the Asian Youth Games, the Islamic Solidarity Games and the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games — most of which have already announced fixed dates.

“We are aware that, with the postponement of the Olympics, the sports schedule for 2021 is filling up,” Indonesian National Olympic Committee (NOC) chief Raja Sapta “Okto” Oktohari said on Monday.

“This means that we have to coordinate intensively with the government, especially the Youth and Sports Ministry, regarding the budget.”

Several international competitions to be held in the country ...